Let me get it out there right now: I think our industry is in for some big changes. Big enough that this whole website will be obsolete. I may be wrong, but I think our days as delivery contractors in the gig economy are numbered.
Grubhub is on the brink of a shareholder revolt. A class action securities lawsuit was filed against Grubhub on behalf of shareholders. Meanwhile there’s growing pressure for Grubhub to consider a merger with another company. Things are bad enough for them now that the talk is about them being taken over, rather than being the ones taking over.
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the problem is is that it’s expensive because of labor costs today and fuel costs and everything else, and then the delivery companies want a 20% discount at least, or a little more, a little less. The restaurants don’t make any money then, because that’s our margin. Okay, so they’re not happy, we’re not happy, so I don’t know where it’s going to tell the truth.Tilman Fertitta, owner of Landry’s restaurants and of Waitr and Bitesquad